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Hey /n/

Need some help, I bought a Merida Big 7-20md a while back and the crankset is pic related. I took them off to clean them and saw the bottom bracket is Shimano and not Suntour. What do I need to do to do a single speed conversion? I can install parts fine but it's the compatibility I don't get. The crankset specifically is the SR XCC 42-34-24 CG. Can I just buy a new crankset w/ chainring or do i have to get a new bottom bracket aswell? If so what do you recommend.
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>>903296
>single speed
why
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>>903296
>single speed
Don't touch your shifters.
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>>903342
Wow that was a quick conversion!
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>>903296
DonĀ“t waste your time. the dropuots of your frame are not suitable for a single speed convertion.
But if you want it, you must use single speed chain tensioner
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>>903481
What's wrong with shortening your chain and possibly using chain stay adjusters?

Genuinely curious pham.
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OP, you don't need a new crankset. Just get a singlespeed ring and short chainring bolts and put it in the middle position.

>>903499
>Vertical dropouts
>Chainstay adjuster
Again, just fuck off.
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>>903296
explain me why you want to turn your already shitbike in a hipstermobile
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>>903481
If you go this route at least use the tensioner properly...
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>>903501
>he doesn't have adjustable chainstays
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>>903650
>Buys a boutique frame with esoteric features for optimising non-derailer drivetrains
>Run a double crank
why.jpeg
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>>903656
>He doesn't know about the White Industries DOS ENO freewheel.
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>>903659
>haffin cogs on u front wheel
u haffin a laff?
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>>903659
well that thing will be completely useless offroad..
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>>903663
>he doesn't know about klunkers
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>>903669
kek, good one anon
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>>903659
What is that black thing mounted right at the base of the down tube?
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>>903659
>Time to change gears!
>Remove rear wheel
>Remove front wheel
>Loosen CS bolt
>Tighten CS wingnut
>Install old front wheel in the rear
>Install old rear wheel in the front
>Tighten CS Bolt
>Loosen CS Wingnut
>I love the simplicity of a derailer-free drivetrain!
I like single speeds, but this impossible to rationalise.
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>>903772
I supposed it would make a tiny bit of sense if it was used to commute during the week (high gear for going fast on road) and then switched to a lower gear for off roading at the weekend. Still incredibly stupid though.

It's a shame because I love the look of the thing (minus the frame bag) and it's probably quite fun to ride. Would be nice with an IGH but I'm guessing those are through axles.
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>>903703
Bottle cage.
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